Holi Food: 5 Traditional Foods to Enjoy on Holi

Holi Food: 5 Traditional Foods to Enjoy on Holi

What Is the Special & Traditional Food for Holi? 

Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated differently in different parts of the country, but the spirit of the festival remains the same. It is a celebration of the good over evil. The highlight of the festival is the colour play, and people smear colourful powders of every colour you can imagine on the palette over each other.

The Holi celebrations start early in the morning, with men and women indulging in colour play and splashing water. After hours of playing in the sun, dancing, and merry-making, the celebration continues by feasting on special Holi delicacies.

With Holi just around the corner, which occurs on 25th March, let us look at some of the Holi traditional dishes from different parts of the country.


Indians have a never-ending love for fried snack. No matter, which part of the country you are in, you would surely find a fried delicacy there. And one such savoury-fried delicacy from the central and northern parts of India is Dhuska. 

It is also one of the Holi special and traditional dishes in the region and the celebration in most families is incomplete without it. Dhuska is a fried flatbread that is made with rice batter and is usually served with chana masala and chutney.

If you want to try making this food at home, you can use the hand blender from Wipro Appliances to grind your masala and chutney and elevate the flavour and taste of the dish.


If ever there is one dish that could make every Indian’s heart skip a beat, it would be Kachori. The fried ball of goodness, Kachori is a delicious snack that has a crispy outer pastry cover and filled with a mouth-watering mixture of peas, potatoes, onions, dried fruits inside. 

During Holi, almost every family pulls out their secret Kachori recipe, and every bite of it can make your heart sing and your life colourful, just like the colours of Holi! 


If you could have a national beverage, Lassi would undoubtedly be the unanimous winner. A single sip of this rich, creamy, yoghurt-based beverage would make your feel you are in a paradise!

One of the most loved drinks in India, especially during Holi, it makes you feel refreshed and after indulging in a Holi feast, Lassi is the perfect way to end your meal. It cleanses your palate, and leave a sweet hum in your mouth. 

While a simple, plain Lassi is delightful, there are different version of it with different flavours like Mango Lassi, Strawberry Lassi, etc. With the summers setting in, Mango Lassi is the drink of the season. So, this Holi, don’t miss your chance to enjoy a glassful ring in your Holi celebrations. Using a mixer grinder will make your work easier. 

Namak Pare 

If you look at best traditional Holi festival recipes online, you would definitely stumble upon Namak Pare recipe. If you love to have more savoury snacks rather than indulging in sweets, Namak Pare is the perfect accompaniment for your tea.

The bite-sized snack, Nama Pare, is one of the most sought-after delicacies during Holi, and you can see the sweet shops making them fresh every day throughout India. And, the best part is that Namak Pare has a long shelf-life and so you can enjoy munching on them even after the festival. 


Holi is synonymous with Gujiyas. It is one of the most loved Holi special sweet dishes that perfectly captures the essence of the festival. The sweet aroma of freshly made Gujiyas coming from the kitchens of Indian homes signals the onset of the Holi festival.

It is known for by different names in different states. For example, in Maharashtra they call it Karanji, in Bihar it is called Pedakiya, in Tamil Nadu it is called Somasi, in Karnataka it is called Karigadubu, and so on. Also, the taste of Gujiyas vary in different states, and the filling inside is different.

The most popular version of Gujiyas found in the northern states of India has a khowa filling and the soft inside with a crispy crunch on the outside makes every mouthful a delightful experience. Also, the textural contrast is just ‘wow’!

You can find hundreds of best gujiya recipes online. And if you want to make it at home, you can give it your own twist and make a healthier Gujiya by baking it using a OTG from Wipro Appliances instead of frying it. Baked Gujiyas are equally tasty and you can indulge in more than one without any guilt!

Are all these amazing Holi dishes making your mouth water, and getting you excited for Holi 2024? Then check out the range of amazing and world-class quality appliances from Wipro Appliances and prepare a wonderful Holi feast for your friends and loved ones! Happy HOLI!

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